Carmelo Garcia reports:
After months of chaos which saw data fall into the hands of cyber criminals from Russia who hacked into Gloucester City Council, the authority will “just get a slap on the wrist”. The authority was targeted by hackers in late 2021 and public services across Gloucester were severely disrupted during the following year.
The now disbanded group of Russian cyber criminals compromised the council’s systems by using a “very sophisticated” spear phishing attack. Council officers became aware their systems had been compromised on December 20 that year and ransomware, a malicious computer programme, had encrypted their files.
Read more at Gloucestershire Live.